Most if not all of you should know by now about the violence, rioting, and unfortunately, the death of two people, during a protest march held by racist, white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va. Prominent, charismatic leaders of the white nationalist movement, like David Dukes stated their purpose. Inspired (according to them) by President Trump, their missive is to:
"We are determined to take our country back… this turning point for our country”
"We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.”
Of course this doesn't mean Trump is the catalyst for their movement in reality. It doesn't necessarily follow that he condones their behavior, nor their self proclaimed purpose. What's disturbing to me, is the insistence of many on the right, that these racists are left-wingers. It's absurd, and intellectually dishonest.
Conservatives who label racist, white, nationalists left-wingers are beyond delusional, and/or outright liars. White nationalists, skinheads, Klansmen, extremists do not align left. They'd never align w/the political party that most minorities are members of. They sorta hate em'.
Putting their race based superiority complex aside, their belief in closing the borders, the nuclear (albeit white) family, anti-bloated federal government, pro-life, pro 2nd amendment at all costs, pro-free market capitalism, and belief that affirmative action is no longer necessary are ALL tenets/beliefs of conservatism. Come on now some of you, stop it with this nonsense. It's ignant'. Wanna know what's so silly about this? It's not even necessary to deny the political affiliation of these racists.
All we have to do, is respond truthfully, by saying that yes, these folks align right on most things, but their racist infiltration, and all that other superiority rhetoric is not what we're about. They perverted our beliefs, and we won't stand for it. It's just that simple. If I see carvings into a carrot's flesh, I can acknowledge that that's not how a carrot should look normally, but it's still a carrot. I'm sorry, but some of you give some legitimacy to claims that the right-wing is full of racists, by your refusal to acknowledge the obvious truth, regarding some of their beliefs. Thankfully, I'm free from such ideological dishonesty, and make no bones about telling these Neo Klan members to get out – you're not welcome here.
Until next musing,
Talitha K. McEachin